Glass Museum of Hsinchu City

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Coordinates: 24°48′05″N 120°58′41″E / 24.80139°N 120.97806°E / 24.80139; 120.97806

Glass Museum of Hsinchu City
新竹市立玻璃工藝博物館
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General information
Type Museum
Location East, Hsinchu City, Taiwan
 Republic of China
Completed 1936
Opening 18 December 1999
Design and construction
Architect Chi Tieh-nan, Chen Kuo-ning
Website
www.hcccb.gov.tw/english/04museum

The Glass Museum of Hsinchu City (Chinese: 新竹市立玻璃工藝博物館; pinyin: Xīnzhúshìlì Bōlí Gōngyì Bówùguǎn) is a museum of glass art in East District, Hsinchu City, Taiwan.[1]

History[edit]

The museum building was originally constructed in 1936 for lodging and resting of Japanese royal family and government officials when they visit Taiwan.[2]

Objectives[edit]

The museum has the following objectives:[citation needed]

  • Combine cultural and sightseeing resources to help promoting the glass industry of Hsinchu
  • Let the public and business personnel participate in and understand the exploration and application of the glass industry in Hsinchu

Architecture[edit]

The museum building retains its European style of oriental modern architecture through the standing bricks on the southeast corner of the building and the classical image of the foyer.[3]

Service functions[edit]

The museum has the following functions:[citation needed]

  • Administration
  • Exhibition
  • Collection
  • Educational learning
  • Public service

Transportation[edit]

The museum is accessible within walking distance east from Hsinchu Station of the Taiwan Railway Administration.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hsinchu Municipal Glass Art Museum". TripAdvisor. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Attractions > Hot Spots > Hsinchu City > Glass Museum of Hsinchu City >". Eng.taiwan.net.tw. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Museum". Hcccb.gov.tw. 1999-12-18. Retrieved 2014-04-21.